If you could invest $3 in your communication skills a day, would you do it?

I’m not talking about stocks or passive income streams. 

I’m talking about working on yourself and making a commitment.

If you could make a promise to yourself that would make you proud in a year’s time, would you do it?

I’m not talking about making a sudden huge commitment today, right now. 

I’m talking about small, tiny wins that snowball into something much bigger and impactful, overtime. 

The idea is as follows.

I’m thinking of starting a writing community. 

It won’t be free (but it might be $3 a day for x amount of days). 

The details are still being rolled out, but I’d love to hear if anyone wants to join me for the ride.

If you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for learning alongside great people. 

That’s what The Habit Factory has always been about.

If you want to be a part of the process and hear about the writing workshop when it comes, I’d love for you to sign up for our newsletter here

I hope to see you there. 

Writing not to make a buck, but to scratch a personal itch

Write whatever you want. 

No grades, no requirements, no need for perfect sentence structure.

Passion writing is an art. 

Passion writing is for anybody, if you’re willing to try it. 

What you’ll need: 

  • You
  • An empty document or notebook
  • An idea 
  • 15-20 minutes 

What you can’t bring: 

  • Your FOPO (fear of other people’s opinions) 
  • Your editor (that’s the version of you who thinks too much and keeps backspacing to delete your sentences)

Just write whatever has been on your mind.

Your life will change in 100 days. 

That is, if you do this once every day for 100 days. 

You’ll feel more creative. 

You’ll fine-tune your communication skills. 

You’ll learn how to tame your innermost critic. 

What more can you ask for? 

But, I’m not here to convince you of anything.

Because I did the same thing for 100 days and it worked on me. 

I’m thinking of putting together a writing community with The Habit Factory, but I first want to know who would want to join us. 

If you’re interested, you can sign up to hear updates on our writing community here: https://mailchi.mp/25b1899732fe/writing-workshop

I hope to see you there.

“I want to start writing” 

Here are 2 simple things I did that helped me kickstart my writing journey almost 3 years ago.

  1. Schedule a non-negotiable time and place out of my day to write. Keep it short, up to 30 minutes. Mine is at night, by my desk, right before I head to sleep.
  2. Once your fingers start typing away, DO NOT EDIT. Resist every single urge in your body to use the backspace button until you are done your entire first draft. Works wonders. 

Do these 2 things when you write and you will enjoy the process for the long term.

Writing has helped me improve my communication skills drastically (which is why I’m a huge fan of it and am willing to help others get on board too)

Writing is an art that we can choose to practice

If you write, you’re a writer.

As a writer, I’ve been told that if I’m not getting paid for my work or getting any kind of recognition for it, then I shouldn’t bother writing at all. It shouldn’t be worth my time. But the truth is that writing is one of the best exercises artists do to keep their creativity in check—and if you’re not getting paid for your work, you’re still an artist. 

You don’t need an audience and accolades to be a writer; you just need the desire to express yourself and a way to document your words. 

How I turn bad writing into good writing

I’m on my 933rd consecutive blog post (I post daily). 

Though, I admit, I’m not the greatest blogger, but that’s not why I write.

Through the process of writing 933 blog posts, I’ve learned how to differentiate bad writing from the good. 

But first, what does bad writing entail? What makes bad writing bad and what makes good writing good?

Who decides? Who gets to make a decision on the subjective quality of a creative craft? Who makes the final call?

The answer is simple. 

Who are you writing for? These people are the ones who get to decide whether your piece is bad or good. 

Everyone else’s opinions don’t matter (including mom’s).

So before you go into a deep spiral about how terrible of a writer you are, just remember that the value of your writing is in the eye of the reader. 

So there you have it. 

So long as you provide something valuable for a specific reader, then you’ve got yourself a good piece of writing (at least it would be in my books). 

How I Deal With Lack of Inspiration

The number one way to cure a lack of inspiration when writing, is to allow yourself to produce writing that is poor. 

That means being okay when you don’t like your own work.

It also means being okay when others don’t like your work either. 

We all go through dull, grey, uninspiring periods.

Don’t let that stop you from the act of creating something new. 

My Writing Challenges and How I Deal With Them

You don’t know how to take yourself seriously.

You don’t know how to go one step up from your once-in-a-blue-moon writing fling.

You wish you could get over the fact that you don’t have writing credentials and that you only do this for the fun of it. 

This was me (and still is me).

I never took a writing course.

My writing was never published anywhere fancy.

I was never paid to do any writing.

Yet I still do it.

Why?

Simply because I care about writing as a skill.

I take writing as seriously as I can because I want to get better at it. 

Nobody to please. 

Just me and my laptop, day after day.

Your reason-to-be can be as simple as that.